After Admission

New Students

Find Your Academic Advisor

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor prior to registering for classes. To find out who your advisor is, contact the office manager in your department:

Master’s degree program of studies forms are available from each department, so be sure to ask your advisor about these forms.

Get IU Email and Computing Accounts

Create and activate IU email and computer accounts »

Official university communications will be sent to students’ official university email addresses.

Students are expected to check their email on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with university-related communications. Students must insure there is sufficient space in their accounts to allow for email to be delivered. Students have the responsibility to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical. Students will not be held responsible for an interruption in their ability to access a message if system malfunctions or other system-related problems prevent timely delivery of, or access to, that message (e.g., power outages or email system viruses).

Students who choose to have their email forwarded to a private (unofficial) email address outside the official university network do so at their own risk. The university is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur in the proper or timely transmission or access of email forwarded to any unofficial email address, and such problems will not absolve students of their responsibility to know and comply with the content of official communications sent to students’ official IU email addresses.

Read the IU Student Email Policy »

Register for Classes

Get detailed instructions on how to register for classes through OneStart.


Every department within the School of Education schedules an orientation for new graduate students. You will receive details about orientation after you have been admitted to the program. The new student orientation is a great opportunity to meet classmates and faculty members and get detailed information about your program. You may also meet with your faculty advisor to discuss class registration.

Pay Your Tuition and Fees

You can pay your bill online through the Office of the Bursar.

Get a Parking Permit

Any eligible Indiana University student who plans to operate a motor vehicle on university property, including fraternity and sorority property, is required to register that vehicle the first day the automobile is driven on university property or prior to bringing a vehicle to campus.

There is no grace period for registration of vehicles and acquisition of university parking permits. To register your vehicle, take your student ID and a copy of the vehicle registration to:

Parking Operations
Henderson Parking Garage 

You can also buy an IU parking permit online if you have set up your IU computing accounts.

Obtain Your Student ID Card

Any student who is registered for current semester classes and can be verified by the Registrar’s Office is eligible to receive an ID card.

Academic appointments must be authorized in OneStart before an ID card is processed.

All persons must present some form of photo identification before a new ID card will be processed.

There is no charge for your first card.

Your card serves as your IU photo ID, library card, dining services meal points card, and bus pass, and can be used as a debit card at participating businesses both on and off campus.

Get your student ID »